Southern Summit and northern Stark counties continue to deal with the effects of this week’s torrential rain that has overwhelmed local creeks and inundated areas with high water that could take several more days to recede.
The city of Green said Thursday that several roads remain closed.
• South Main Street between Caston and Nimisila road was still under water Thursday but might reopen today, the city said in a news release.
• Graybill Road between Massillon Road and Mayfair Road is closed due to deterioration of edges on both sides of the roadway. The city is working to set up a temporary signal to allow for one-way traffic until repairs can be made.
• Berna Road will be closed for as long as two weeks to repair two damaged pipes.
• Greensburg Road, near the 1600 block of Nimisila Road is open but will be reduced to one lane when repairs are made next week.
To report roadway flooding, downed trees, signal outages or similar water-related problems in Green, the city is asking residents to call 330-896-6607 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
From 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., call the non-emergency fire dispatch number, 330-896-6610.
In Stark County’s Plain Township, trustees have declared a state of emergency.
Township Road Superintendent Joe Iacino said two homes on Chaucer Street in Sherwood Village collapsed when their foundations gave way. Several other homes have sanitary sewer problems.
He said his department has assisted more than 100 residents whose property sustained flood damage.
Deputy Fire Chief Chuck Shalenberger said his department evacuated homes on Arboretum Circle on Wednesday night. People who were moving out of one of the homes said it would have to be gutted.
Power was shut off to the area as the area, and all of nearby Arboretum Park was under water.
David Cotte of the American Red Cross passed out cleanup kits to Arboretum residents as he conducted an assessment of the area.
The township will place large trash bins at the yard waste drop-off site at 2855 Easton St. NE today for residents to use to discard water-damaged items.
The containers will be in place through June 29 and will be monitored. Acceptable items include carpeting, furniture and other household goods.
No hazardous materials or items containing Freon or gas will be accepted.
Hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Proof of residency must be presented.
Alpine Park and Diamond Park are closed until further notice. Six trees in Alpine Park were lost to wind damage.
Also, the Plain Township Farmers’ Market, scheduled for Monday afternoons in Schneider Park, has been postponed until further notice.
The program was to begin next week and run through Aug. 11.
For more information, contact parks Director Rob Steinberg at 330-244-8473.
Stark County residents with flood damage should send reports and pictures to county Emergency Management Director Tim Warstler at email@example.com.
The township is gathering information to possibly recover disaster-relief aid.
In Canton, all parks that were closed Wednesday and Thursday will reopen today except for Martindale, Reifsnyder and Mother Gooseland.